Where to turn

Ashley Billings laughs while adjusting trays of cookies at Take 2: A Resonance Cafe in downtown Tulsa. Resonance Center for Women is one of several local agencies that helps people with felony records learn skills and find jobs. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

Several organizations provide training and/or employment assistance for people who are re-entering the workforce after being incarcerated.

Center for Employment Opportunities Tulsa: Employs men and women who are coming out of prison on parole in transitional jobs where they build skills and experience before helping to place them in permanent jobs. 918-894-6561.


Tulsa Reentry One-Stop: Provides employment and training services to men and women returning to Tulsa from prison. 918-938-6141.


Resonance Center for Woman: Helps women impacted by incarceration, using diversion and re-entry programs that provide substance abuse counseling, case management and mentoring services. 918-587-3888.


Workforce Tulsa: Provides career specific training and education opportunities. 918-796-1200.


Genesis ONE: Offers a faith-based re-entry program to offenders both in and out of prison. 918-491-0961.


Women in Recovery: Provides an alternative to incarceration in Tulsa County for nonviolent female offenders who have alcohol and drug addictions. 918-947-4200.


Some of the companies that work with area agencies to hire people with felony convictions include Webco Industries, Bama Cos., Foam Rubber LLC, Sigma Stretch, HiCORP, Hyatt Regency, DoubleTree and The Wild Fork.

Related: Second chances on the job: Agencies help felons navigate the job market

Mike Averill



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